Toyota will release a wireless charging electric cars in 2016

April 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Japanese Toyota joins the company manufacturers are developing electric vehicles for its wireless charging technology. Toyota first step towards wireless charging was the beginning of cooperation with experts from the company WiTricity in 2011. Then the Japanese poured into startups vitalizing their investments and helped WiTricity feet.

Toyota wireless charging image

Toyota wireless charging image


Now, according to Automotive News, Toyota has signed a licensing agreement for the use in future models of the technologies created in WiTricity. According to CEO Eric Giler WiTicity, the latest feature wireless charging Toyota vehicle will be equipped with the 2016 model year. The new system consists of a 19.7-inch magnetic resonance unit, built right into the pavement, and an 8-inch “cushion” on the bottom of the car. According Giler, “extremely small” size car cavity allows it to fit in the car most appropriate way.

Toyota wireless charging Pic

Toyota wireless charging Pic

One of the main advantages of magnetic resonance wireless charging type before the standard induction is not accurately align the transmitter and receiver. Giler also added that “the new wireless charging system will be focused on domestic use – in garages, in the territories of businesses, etc.” WiTricity technology has also been licensed for use by companies Audi, Delphi and Mitsubishi, which allowed to raise capital in the amount of nearly $ 50 million, but is expected, it is the first Toyota vehicles will have access to the new product.

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